LOS ANGELES, CA (The Spread) - CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is reporting that the Dodgers continue to show interest in Phillies' ace Cole Hamels.
Per Heyman, the Dodgers have "quietly continued having dialogue" with the Phillies regarding Hamels and "appear determined to land on top pitcher." Either Hamels or Reds' ace Johnny Cueto would fill that need for an L.A. team that already has Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke at the top of their starting rotation.
Speaking of Greinke, he's expected to opt out of his deal and become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2015 MLB season so Hamels would give the Dodgers a long-term option for their rotation as well. Hamels is under contract through the 2018 season and has a $20 million club option for 2019.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book GT Bets, the Dodgers are currently 17/2 to win the 2015 World Series but their odds would increase significantly if they were able to pry Hamels away from Philadelphia.